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Health Across the Gender Spectrum

Learning Objectives
1. Develop empathy for and greater understanding of the experience of transgender individuals
2. Proactively identify and communicate with non-conforming, transgender and LGBT patients and their families in order to provide optimal care
3. Integrate supportive care in managing the health needs of transgender individuals, including the needs of transgender children
2.25 Credits CME


Internet Enduring Material Sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine. Presented by the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine.

This course offers an intimate, story-based introduction to the experiences of six transgender children and their families. Through illustrated stories and short teaching videos, learners will gain a better understanding of gender identity and the gender spectrum. Stanford physicians, K-12 educators, and transgender faculty members offer practical tips for parents, teachers, health care providers and anyone who wants to help create a more gender-expansive environment - one in which all people can live authentically. As a global community of unique individuals, we can begin to build a world that is ready to nurture and love each and every child.

Intended Audience

This course is designed for all specialties and anyone who cares about children and wants to make the world better for them. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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Activity Information

All Rights Reserved Stanford University School of Medicine

The content of this activity is protected by U.S. and International copyright laws. Reproduction and distribution of its content without written permission of its creator(s) is prohibited.

Commercial Support Acknowledgement: This activity received no commercial support.

Disclosure Statement: The following planners and speakers have indicated that that they have no relationships with industry to disclose relative to the content of this activity:

Maya Adam, MD

Director of Health Education, Outreach, Stanford Center for Health Education

Faculty Lead, Digital MEdIC, South Africa

Lecturer, Dept. of Pediatrics

Stanford University School of Medicine

Course Director, Speaker

Robyn Tepper, MD

Medical Director, Vaden Health Center

Stanford University School of Medicine


Catherine Sonquist Forest, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Stanford University School of Medicine


Benjamin Laniakea, MD

Clinical Instructor, Family Medicine

Stanford University School of Medicine


Tandy Aye, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatric Endocrinology

Stanford University School of Medicine


Alice Lyman Miller, PhD

Lecturer, East Asian Studies

Stanford University School of Medicine


Ben Barres, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurobiology

Stanford University School of Medicine


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In support of improving patient care, Stanford Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation
Stanford Medicine designates this Enduring Material for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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